Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Respect Judaism, condemn Israeli policies

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Every Christian should have a deep respect for Judaism. When we consider that our Lord Jesus, our Blessed Mother Mary, St. Joseph, the twelve apostles, and the very first disciples were practicing religious Jews. We also need to consider that the Christian New Testament is firmly rooted in the Jewish Scriptures of the Old Testament. Read more

Siding with peace in the Middle East

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Pope Francis said it well: “War does not solve any problem, it only sows death and destruction, increases hatred, multiplies revenge. War erases the future.” The future for Palestinians and Israelis is being erased each passing day. Before it is too late, the United States and Congress should side with peace, not more war, in Read more

Cardinal Pizzaballa willing to exchange with Hamas child hostages

Thursday, October 19th, 2023
child hostages

Hamas’s Israeli child hostages (some pictured) have a champion in the Jerusalem Catholic Patriarch. He says he’s willing to offer himself to Hamas in exchange for the children being held in Gaza. Pope Francis’ representative in the Holy Land, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, made the comment on Monday during a video conference. Child hostages About 12 Read more

Vatican official condemns Hamas attack, offers to mediate

Monday, October 16th, 2023
Hamas attack

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, strongly denounced the recent Hamas attack on Israel, labelling it as “inhuman”. “The release of Israeli hostages and the protection of innocent lives in Gaza are at the heart of the problem created by Hamas’ attack and the response of the Israeli army,” said Parolin. “They are Read more

Israel warns Vatican against equating aggressors with victims

Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Israel warns Vatican

Israel’s embassy to the Holy See has issued a stern warning to the Vatican. It cautions against the use of “linguistic ambiguities” and “parallelisms” that would equate the aggressors in the conflict with its victims. This warning comes in the wake of a massive and deadly offensive launched by Hamas, which has prompted Israel to Read more

Israel Hamas war: Kiwi church group Connection City stranded in Jerusalem amid conflict

Thursday, October 12th, 2023

A New Zealand-based Christian church group are desperately attempting to flee Israel as they feel the vibrations of daily rocket attacks from their hotel. Fifty-four members of the Connection City Church Assemblies of God were on a Holy Land tour when Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched a surprise attack, killing hundreds and wounding thousands. “I’m Read more

Hamas attack on Israel watershed moment says Kiwi

Monday, October 9th, 2023
Hamas attack

The Hamas attack on Israel over the weekend was not a surprise, says a Taranaki-raised New Zealander working in the Holy Land. Br Peter Bray FSC, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, says the Hamas attack is a “watershed moment that could have a long-term impact on life here in the Holy Land”. While he disapproves Read more

Francis grateful for peace in Holy Land

Monday, May 24th, 2021
grateful for peace

Pope Francis expressed gratitude, Friday, for the cease-fire in the Holy Land. “My thoughts turn to the events taking place these days in the Holy Land,” Francis said, referring to the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “I thank God for the decision to halt the armed conflicts and acts of violence, and I Read more

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza manager of funneling millions to Hamas

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Israel has accused World Vision manager for the Gaza region of funneling millions of dollars to Islamist militant group Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi (photographed above) was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into Gaza, World Vision said in a statement. He was charged by Israeli authorities on Thursday. He had run Read more

How and why reporters get Israel so wrong

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Is there anything left to say about Israel and Gaza? Newspapers this summer have been full of little else. Television viewers see heaps of rubble and plumes of smoke in their sleep. A representative article from a recent issue of The New Yorker described the summer’s events by dedicating one sentence each to the horrors Read more